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August 15, 2013


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3 County News 8 Crime 9 Business 10 Education 12 Feature Story 14 Letters 16 Obituaries 17 Newsmaker Senior News 18 18 Community 20 Entertainment Ent. Calendar 21 22 Out & About 23 Games 23 Classifieds

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Susan Johnson is stepping back into the role of principal at Calvert High School.


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Southern Maryland Bicycle Motocross Inc., (SOMD BMX) is set to host the Maryland State Qualifying Race event, featuring over 300 riders, on Aug. 25. The event is open to all racers from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania hoping to move on to the Maryland State Finals Race in Severn.


Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and Calvert County have a long-standing relationship, one that Site Vice President George Gellrich looks forward to continuing for years to come.

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer During his report to the North Beach Town Council, Cpl. Thomas Phelps from the Calvert County Sheriffs Office said the sheriffs office is investigating a stabbing that occurred Aug. 2 within town, which he said was likely gang-related. Calvert Investigative Team Commander Lt. Steve Jones said the Sheriffs Office is working with the Southern Maryland Intelligence Center They have determined there is gang activity in North Beach, through the name of the gang is not being released. He said they are working with informants and involved in pro active and reactive operations to prevent further criminal activity. You can have a gang all you want, Jones said. As long as youre not breaking the law, theres nothing illegal about it. The council voted to award $74,800 to Heinsohn Contracting for preliminary work on the wetlands trail and to send out a request for proposals for a shoreline stabilization project.

Citizens spoke up during public comment to address a growing issue in North Beach visitors not cleaning up their litter or pets waste. Council member Gregory Dotson said he is concerned the town ordinance was not being enforced. Town Attorney John Shay explained that the town does have a specific ordinance mandating owners clean up after their pets, but punishments are municipal infractions, not misdemeanors, and visitors leave without concern for repercussions. If the penalty was a misdemeanor charge, visitors would take it more seriously, Shay said, adding Sheriffs officers patrolling North Beach dont generally enforce the municipal infractions and would need to be on board with any changes. Mayor Mark Frazer suggested the town council study the dog waste and littering issues and discuss them at the councils October work session.

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Volunteers are getting ready for the seventh annual Operation Hope on the Chesapeake. This year marks the seventh that wounded veterans from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will be welcomed into Chesapeake Beach for an afternoon of fishing, topped off by a barbeque and fish fry. Operation Hope on the Chesapeake started when founder Mary Mathis was trying to find out the fate of three injured soldiers of her nephews unit. She wanted to send word overseas but had no luck. She finally got in touch with Operation Second Chance Founder, who located all three men and got in touch with their unit to give them updates on their condition. McGrew and Mathis started talking about needs in the community, and the idea for Operation Hope on the Chesapeake was born a way to get soldiers and their families out of the hospital and back in the community in an environment just controlled enough to assure things will go smoothly and the families will have a nice time. The first year, Operation Hope partnered with the Rod and Reel to get the soldiers and their families out on a fishing boat. Interestingly, 2007 was not the first year the Rod and Reel was involved in a similar venture. In 1946, the Rod and Reel took World War II veterans out on charter boats for a day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. A bus with the veterans and their families will be escorted by the Calvert County Sheriffs Department from the county line along Route 260 to the Rod N Reel Marina. Calvert citizens are encouraged to bring flags, banners and signs to welcome the troops as they come through the county on Aug. 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. Attendees will be stationed at Route 260 and Route 2 at Calvert Arundel Medical Center, Route 260 and Woodlawn Way at Quince View Neighborhood, Route 260 and Wesley Stinnett Boulevard at American Legion Post 206, Route 260 and Route 261 and Veterans Memorial Park. For more information about Operation Hope on the Chesapeake call Mathis at 410-610-2710 or e-mail
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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer More than 103,000 Powerball players won prizes during the Aug. 7 Powerball drawing. Winners included a $1 million ticket sold at the Fast Stop in Dunkirk. The $1 million winner marks the eighth second-tier $1 million Powerball winning ticket sold in Maryland this year, according to a Maryland Lottery press release. Ticket holders arent the only winners when Powerball hits at home. Fast Stop will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the second-tier prize. The store, which opened at the end of February, is seeing an increase in business, according to Store Manager Roger Jones. Theyre coming in thinking this is a lucky store, which is what I would do, he said. In addition to the $1 million winner, Jones store sold a $600 winning scratch off, along with smaller winners in the past months. At the time of publication, the $1 million ticket holder winner had not come forward, said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director of Communications Carole Everett. Some people come in right away, some wait, she said. The $448 million jackpot was the third largest in the games history. In March 2012, three Marylanders dubbed The Three Amigos took home a third of the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, according to a Maryland Lottery press release. Since its inception in 1973, the Maryland Lottery has awarded more than $19.8 billion in prizes to players and $12.8 billion in revenue to the State of Maryland. One of Marylands largest revenue sources, the Lottery supports important state programs and services including education, public safety and health, human resources and the environment. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:22 p.m. Players can watch the drawing live on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The winner, or winners, must claim the prize in 182 days in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. For more information, go to

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David Gatton Announces Candidacy for Calvert County Commissioner

Life long Calvert County resident, sheriffs deputy, and small business owner, David A. Gatton officially announces his candidacy for Calvert County Board of Commissioners, filing as an At-Large candidate. I am running for Calvert County Commissioner because I see problems that still need solutions, Gatton said. It is imperative that we not only elect leaders who will serve the best interests of our residents, but also stand up to the state as they continue to dictate local policy, increasingly stripping away authority from our local representatives. Gatton shared his vision for Calvert County, speaking of the need to preserve our local heritage while seeking strategic business growth. He stressed the importance of electing leaders committed to fiscal accountability and efficient government operations, stating the need to improve the morale of county employees while earning the trust of our citizens as good stewards of their hard-earned money. Representatives of the people must treat each dollar with reverence, collect each dollar responsibly and use each dollar with restraint. I believe there is a growing sentiment that we have not changed for the better over the last twelve years, Gatton said. Yes, we have been blessed with a wealthy county, one of the wealthiest in the country, this has allowed us to weather the financial storm; however, this should not discourage us from seeking more efficient ways of doing things. What would happen for instance if we were to lose Constellation Energy or the Dominion LNG plant, are we at the place where small business could provide that lost revenue? If you listen to the citi-

zens, and I do, they will tell you that Calvert County is lacking in the services we provide to small businesses and it is an almost unbearable process to open a business in Calvert County. Gatton, 50, has been married to Sonja Hutchins Gatton for 24 years. Sonja has been a teacher in the Calvert County school system for 22 years and is also a lifelong resident, the daughter of Donald (Sonny) and Madeline Hutchins. They attend Chesapeake Church and have been active in county sports programs for their entire lives. They live in Port Republic with their two dogs Rebel and Sheba. Before becoming a Deputy Sheriff with the Calvert County Sheriffs Office, Gatton, worked in the construction trades, beginning as a carpenter and moving through the ranks to become a superintendent on job sites. To round out his campaign team, Gatton has chosen Preston Pratt Jr. of Lusby to be the campaign manager and Debbie Dove of Huntingtown to be the treasurer. Connect with the campaign at DavidGattonForCalvertCountyCommissioner2014

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Representatives from four county offices met with the Compensation Review Board to discuss pay rates for coming years. Currently, the Board of County Commissioners president makes $44,500 per year and the rest of the board members make $42,000 per year. Commissioner President Pat Nutter and Commissioner Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. both requested the pay rates for the commissioners be left as is. I would be embarrassed to come before this board and ask for more money, Nutter said. The economy hasnt recovered yet, and county government employees received their first pay increase in years this year, Slaughenhoupt said. He and Nutter agreed it would not be right to ask for a raise when other employees have been making due without. The sheriff makes $87,000 per year with an option to participate in a county savings plan to which the county contributes 5 percent and the sheriff contributes three percent of the equivalent of the sheriffs pay. Sheriff Mike Evans said he has collaborated with St. Marys County Sheriff Tim Cameron and studies comparable jurisdictions. He asked to be compensated at a rate comparable with a state police major, bringing his pay up to $114,288 with $3,000 step increases for the first year and a $6,000 step during the fourth year of his term. The pay scale would apply to any sheriff

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By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer National Night Out was held Aug. 6 as part of an awareness program in which different organizations such as Girl Scouts of America, New Direction Community Theatre, and the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center teamed with community authorities, Calvert County Sheriffs Office, Calvert County Animal Control and the Solomons Fire Department to help raise awareness about crime prevention programs in the area. Local meeting places for this years event included the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse and the White Sands Civic Association. The purpose of different communitybased groups coming to National Night Out is because, according to Girl Scout Leader Jenny Montes, if kids are part of organized groups and activities they are less likely to find other recreational activities that are or could be detrimental to them. National Night Out is sponsored nationally by organizations such as Target, Nextdoor and Associa. For more information about National Night Out, visit www.

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Sheriffs Blotter
The following information is compiled directly from publicly released police reports.

During the week of August 5 through August 11 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriffs Office responded to 1407 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriffs Office website. Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip online. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
CDS Violation Case #13-46780: Three people were arrested at the gas pumps of the WaWa in Prince Frederick on August 6 at 3 p.m. by DFC A. Mohler when he responded to a call for a susChase picious vehicle. Suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle. Mohler arrested Marvin R. Chase, 46 and Sherry A. Chase, 33, both of Lexington Park, and charged each of Chase them with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a section of a straw, possession of Suboxone, possession of Heroin and possession of Heroin in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute. Sherry A. Chase was Gonzalez also charged with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a needle. Christopher Max Gonzalez, 32 of Prince Frederick, was charged with attempt to possess Heroin, conspiracy to possess Heroin and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a section of a straw. CDS, DUI Violation Case #13-47247: On August 8 at 8:22 p.m. Dep. Holt observed a vehicle run a red light on southbound Md. Rt. 4 at W. Ward Road in Dunkirk. Although Dep. Holt attempted to Woodward conduct a stop on the vehicle, the driver continued south on Md. Rt. 4 while swerving in and out of its lane. The driver finally stopped the vehicle near Kerry Anne Lane. Dep. J. Migliaccio responded to assist. The driver, identified as Thomas John Woodward, 27 of Broomes Island, was found to be driving on a suspended license and to be in possession of suspected drugs. Woodward appeared to be under the influence and was slurring his words, could not keep his balance while standing, and had a hard time keeping his eyes open. Woodward was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of Heroin, use and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal spoon and possession of drug paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe. Burglary Case #13-47312: Unknown suspect(s) burglarized a home in the 2100 block of 5th Street in Owings and stole $150 sometime between August 7 and 9. DFC R. Kreps is investigating. Weapon Violation Case #13-47587: On August 10 at 12:48 p.m. DFC J. Denton responded to the area of Hallowing Lane at Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a person with a weapon. A woman reported that she approached the intersection of the two above-named roads and Wells observed a subject pull a black handgun from his waist band and point it directly at her. The victim advised she was in fear for her life and that of her children in the vehicle with her. The victim immediately left the area and called police. DFC Denton, after a short investigation, made contact with the suspect, identified as Malcolm D. Wells, 21 of Prince Frederick. Wells was arrested and charged with first degree assault, second degree assault, disorderly conduct, concealing a dangerous weapon; a sBB gun, and reckless endangerment.

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Theft: On August 5 at 7:54 a.m., Trooper First Class Sorenson responded to the 1700 block of Plum Point Rd. in Huntingtown for a reported theft. Silver and coins were stolen from a briefcase in a closet at the residence. Investigation continues. Theft from Vehicle: On August 6 at 2:34 p.m., Trooper Lewis received a report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle on Moonlight Lane in Prince Frederick. A Go Pro 3 camera was stolen from the glove box. Investigation continues. Possession of Marijuana: On August 5 at 2:27 p.m., Trooper Costello stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 260, west of Rt. 261 in Chesapeake Beach. The odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle and a search revealed that the driver and passenger were both in possession of Marijuana. Jasmine N. Thomas, 24 of Waldorf, and Celeste M. Hawkins, 19 of Newburg, was arrested and transported to the MSP barrack for processing. Destruction of Property: On August 9 at 1:47 p.m., Trooper Rowe responded to the 2800 block of Ross Rd. in Saint Leonard for a malicious destruction of property complaint. Firecrackers were placed in the victims mailbox causing damage. Investigation continues. Possession of Marijuana: On August 9 at 10:51 p.m., Trooper Oles responded to the McDonalds restaurant in Prince Frederick for a reported alcohol violation. Cody M. Poore, 20 of Huntingtown, was found to be in possession of an open can of beer and a liquor bottle while in the drive thru. He was also found to be in possession of Marijuana. He was arrested and transported to the MSP Prince Frederick Barrack for processing. Possession of Marijuana: On August 10 at 2:54 a.m., Trooper Costello stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 at Fox Run Blvd. in Prince Frederick. The odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. During a search, both marijuana and open bottles of alcoholic beverages were located inside the vehicle. Dakota R. Dalrymple, 19, and J. Dalrymple, 19, both of Prince Frederick, were arrested and transported to the MSP Prince Frederick Barrack for processing. A passenger, Nicholas A. Dalrymple, 27 of Prince Frederick, received a civil citation for furnishing alcohol to minors. Destruction of Property: On August 10 at 12:01 p.m., Trooper Matthews responded to the 300 block of South Shore Terrace in Prince Frederick for a reported malicious destruction of property. Jeremy A. Desantis, 28 of Prince Frederick is suspected of damaging the left rear tire of the victims vehicle following a domestic dispute. Charges are pending. Possession of Oxycodone and Stolen Property: On August 10 at 5:14 p.m., Trooper Oles stopped a vehicle on Prince Frederick Blvd near the traffic circle for displaying a stolen registration tag which was reported stolen in St. Marys County. Lynda V. Wert, 39 of Prince Frederick, was found to be driving on a suspended license. A search revealed suspected Oxcydodone for which she did not have a prescription. Wert was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. Possession of Oxycodone: On August 11 at 4:48 p.m., Trooper Oles stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 south of Plum Point Rd. in Huntingtown for traffic violations. A search of the vehicle revealed that Trina L. Baker, 28 of Lusby, was in possession of Oxycodone for which she did not have a prescription. She was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer After 12 years, former sheriff Vonzell Ward is ready to get back in the saddle again, set to run against current sheriff Mike Evans and candidate Craig W. Kontra. Ward is concerned about the way the sheriffs office is being run. Even with nearly double the manpower, 140 to the 85 he oversaw in 2001, numbers and efficiency are down, he said. He sees no more on patrol that when he was sheriff, and doesnt know what the additional officers are being used for, he said. If he is elected sheriff, he plans to find ways to run the sheriffs office more efficiently, he said. Ward grew up working on a tobacco farm in Richfield Station in Chesapeake He told his grandfather he wanted to be a police officer, but his grandfather told him to quit dreaming. He thought there were no black police officers until meeting one during a school career day. This meeting set him on his path, and he became an officer assigned to the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack in 1977. He spent time in high schools trying to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, something his superiors frowned upon because they thought his job was to lock people up, not to prevent crimes, Ward said. Ironically, in 1981 he was hit by a drunk 17 year old behind the wheel of a car after having spent the day at Northern High School talking about the dangers of drinking and driving. He left the sheriffs position for health and family reasons, he said, but the time is right to try again. He said he doesnt want to go the rest of his life wondering if he could have been sheriff again. All I need is one more vote than the other guy, he said.

Stabbing in North Beach

On August 3 at 1:30 a.m. DFC M. Quinn responded to a home in the 9300 block of Greenwood Avenue in North Beach for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, she observed the 26-year-old male victim holding his lower abdominal area and his hands were bloody. He advised that three black males with masks on their faces pushed their way into his home after he opened the door. There was a scuffle and the victim said he was stabbed. The victim was able to pull the mask off one of the suspects and identify him. He told police that the three suspects had been walking in the street outside his home earlier in the day and appeared to be attempting to call the victim into the backyard, but he did not go. Investigation developed the identity of two of the suspects and Det. M. Fitzgerald of C.I.T. arrested Shaquille G. Brooks, 20 of Chesapeake Beach, and Taevon R. Hamlin, 17 of North Beach, and charged both with first degree assault and first degree burglary. Hamlin has been charged as an adult. The identity of the third suspect is still being investigated. The victim, who suffered minor injuries, refused medical treatment. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. N. DeFelice of C.I.T. at 410-535-1600 on extension 2669.


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By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Happys Diner is attempting to make the school year a bit sweeter for students. Starting this year, owners Hasan and Alex Sarikaya are offering free banana splits to any student who earns straight As on their report card. The Sarikayas have said that this incentive will be open every marking period. Alex Sarikaya said that he hopes that the banana splits may encourage students to work hard in school, were trying to give them a gift for doing right, he said. Hasan Sarikaya said that while they strive for straight As, he understands that mistakes do sometimes happen and is also offering the reward for students who receive one B on their report cards as well. We want to show the community we care, he said. The Sarikayas want to do this service to the

community for as long as they can. In addition to that, at various times throughout the school year, the diner will be traveling to the different elementary and middle schools in Calvert County, offering free ice cream to the students. It takes a tribe to raise a child, Alex Sarikaya said. He feels that by doing things like this, students will be pushed to work harder and achieve whatever it is they set out to do. Happys Diner also gives out free ice cream on birthdays. They are open every day of the week. Monday through Friday, the diner is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturdays, they open at 8 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. and on Sundays they are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Happys Diner is located at 232 Town Square Drive in Lusby. For more information, call 410-326-0400

The Calvert Marine Museum Store has announced that they will start offering a 10 percent discount to all government employees on Furlough Fridays. Customers will be able to save on everything including unique pieces like the glass vases pictured above. The store decided to offer the special discount as a way to support our local government employees through this difficult time of furloughs. The discount will qualify for any government employees; both DOD and Contractor who mention the discount at checkout. Museum Store Manager Maureen Baughman said, We are a small community and we need to stick together during tough times. We hope this discount shows those who work for the government that we care about what theyre going through. The museum store is open every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For more information, call 410-326-2042. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $4 for children ages 5 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Teachers Unions Call for Standardized Testing Break

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Teachers unions state wide are calling for a moratorium on standardized testing during the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) assessment, but the Maryland State Department of Education does not support such an action. Its not something thats been on the table, said MSDA spokesman Bill Reinhardt. The state gets valuable information on student progress from standardized tests, according to Reinhardt. Additionally, students are required to take standardized tests in accordance with No Child Left Behind, he said. Education Association of St. Marys County President Anna Laughlin worries about students taking both assessments in one year, something Reinhardt said will not happen. Students will take either the MSA or the PARCC assessment in the 2013-2014 school year, but not both. Calvert Education Association President Debbie Russ said she wonders how useable the data will be with student taking two separate tests and teachers trying to prepare them for everything. Its problematic for so many reasons, she said. Ideally, the new curriculum and the PARCC test would be fully implemented in the same year, Reinhardt said, but even with stumbling blocks the tests will yield valuable information. The PARCC assessment is more challenging than the MSA, Laughlin said, and she worries about students being underprepared for it. I can see some kids having a meltdown over this test, she said. Russ believes parents will be concerned about the assessments and their impact on their children. We have very good parents in Calvert County and I imagine theyre going to get more and more interested as this goes on, she said. The government is setting students up for failure, Laughlin said, and she doesnt see them taking responsibility for the mess theyll make.

Competition Ongoing to Determine Cleanest School in Calvert

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The building services crews for each public school in Calvert County compete every summer for the cleanest school award. Like a lot of things in life, a little friendly competition is a good thing, said Director of School Facilities Thomas Powers. It lets the schools know how they measure up to one another. Each school can earn a maximum of 100 points. Determining the winner can come down to fractions of points, Powers said. Last years winner was Calvert Elementary School with 97 points. Last year was the first time every public school has 92 points or more, Powers said. Supervisor of Operations Gregg Gott and Foreman of Building Services Workers Bea Weems conduct inspections at the end of the summer, right before the school year begins, according to Powers. In addition to earning the prestige of being the cleanest public school in Calvert County, Powers treats the building services workers, principal and vice-principal of the winning school to lunch. I believe for the winning school its a sense of pride as well as recognition for a job well done, Powers said. System wide, it reinforces the importance of a clean and safe environment for students and staff at all Calvert County Public Schools. This summers cleanest school winner will be announced at an upcoming Board of Education meeting.

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By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Susan Johnson will resume her position as principal of Calvert High School during the 2013-2014 school year. For part of the school year ending in 2013 she served as Acting Director of Human Resources, a position which gave her insight into the administrative as opposed to the instructional side of the education system, she said. The experience, she said, reinforced to her that everyone in the school system works in response to kids. dents at those stages grow to their full potential, requires different methods of instruction and communication. Calvert High School, she said, is a diverse and accepting community. Johnson is excited to be working with really great kids and a really great staff. She encourages her students to take risks and take advantage of opportunities afforded to you. You have opportunities to work hard. Be prepared and persevere, she said. Those opportunities are there and can be accessed. She stresses the idea of taking chances and looking for opportunities to her students. Johnson maintains that Calvert High School is focused in students and that this year is going to be successful.


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Johnson feels confident about the upcoming school year. She believes that kids in the community respond to having things done for them, and therefore, with the transformation of the new Calvert High School, there will be a more positive atmosphere from the students as well. A positive and warm environment translates into an environment of learning, Johnson said, adding that, everything grows from that energy. This year, Johnson hopes to convey the message to her students that, were all in this together. From her experience with middle school and high school students, as well as her experience in human resources, she believes that the understands the dynamics of kids at different ages and understands that communication in working with different age groups differs. In middle school, she said, students are focused on finding themselves, while in high school, they are trying to find their future. Because of their difference in maturity, Johnson understands that helping stu-

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By Sarah Miller Staff Writer

Life Before Calvert Cliffs

In the early 1970s, Calvert County was hurting, according to former Calvert County Commissioner Clyde Bernard Bernie Fowler. In addition to being the smallest county in Maryland, Calvert was the second poorest. The sheriffs office consisted of a sheriff and two deputies who drove their personal vehicles around the county. The education system was among the worst in the county and the hospital was too small. It was the best we could do at the time, but far from adequate, Fowler said. Growth was coming to Maryland, Fowler said. The writing on the wall was there. The state was making improvements to Route 2-4, the Thomas Johnson Bridge was in the planning stages and Naval Air Station Patuxent River was a growing hotbed for government contractors. Construction on Unit One, then owned by Baltimore Gas and Electric, started in 1968, Fowler said. Youd have to be an ostrich not to see what was going on, Fowler said. In January 1974, Fowler and his two fellow county commissioners put a moratorium on subdivisions in an effort to control growth in Calvert County and Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Facilitys Unit One came online in 1975. The benefit for the county was immediately felt their payment to Calvert County was $7,300,000. Before that, the county has an operating budget of approximately $4 million, Fowler said. The moratorium on subdivisions, later lifted, helped Calvert create a plan for controlled growth instead of subdivision builders putting in roads, which were often too small for emergency vehicles, and housing being created sporadically. When Unit Two came online in 1977, the payment ratcheted up to $12,000,036, Fowler said. Between the two units, the Thomas Johnson Bridge was built in 1977 and opened in January 1988. By the time the bridge opened, Calvert had subdivision regulations in place and plans to improve healthcare and education. The revenue from Calvert Cliffs allowed the county to move faster on essential

projects, Fowler said. Without the money, things like a hospital expansion and new programs at schools would have been a long time coming. In fiscal year 2013, that payment was $23.75 million, which included personal property, payment in lieu of taxes, real property and public utility billing, according to Marketing Communications Specialist Mark Volland. Overall taxes paid by Constellation Energy represented 10.5 percent of the countys general fund revenue in FY2013, Volland said. Calvert Cliffs representatives sit on several boards and committees in the community. Site Vice President George Gellrich sits on the Board of Directors with Calvert Memorial Hospital. Being involved in the community is an important foundation for Calvert Cliffs, he said. They have a vested interest in helping the community that houses the facility thrive, he said.

A Look Inside
The plant has two 2700 megawatt thermal combustion engineering generation II two-loop pressurized water reactors. Each

generating plant produces approximately 850 megawatt electrical net. The reactors themselves are fueled by uranium. In 2000, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission extended the license of the plant for 20 additional years, Raftery said. Every year, the plant brings in approximately 1,000 temporary employees, in addition to the approximately 900 current employees, to help with refueling said Calvert Cliffs spokesman Kory Raftery. Refueling is part of an annually scheduled outage, during which one unit is taken offline and maintenance work is done in the reactor. The outage is scheduled during February and March, giving the county a shot in the arm during non-tourist season, Raftery said. Temporary employees stay in local hotels and spend money at local businesses and grocery stores. Calvert Cliffs is committed to safety in all things. Reminders are posted throughout the facility for employees to keep their mind on task, whether that be during their assigned duties or paying attention when walking down a hall rather than looking at a phone. Every three years, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission challenges Calvert Cliffs, Raftery said. They bring in groups of soldiers, SWAT teams and other tactical teams to ambush the Calvert Cliffs security force. Attacking teams have three tries to make it to sensitive areas, such as the reactors. This year, Calvert Cliffs security force successfully won all three rounds, Raftery said. If they hadnt, the facility and safety plan would be subject to NRC scrutiny. Fowler praises Calvert Cliffs for their continuous attention to safety, but said he is concerned about spent fuel rod assemblies being stored on site and the environmental impact. Spent fuel rods are stored in the spent fuel pool, under 20 feet of borated water, Raftery said. The water acts as a shield while the boron absorbs free neutrons. Spent fuel rods take between five and 10 years before they are cool enough to put in spend fuel casings,

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made of concrete with a steel cap, Raftery said. Even in casings, spent fuel is always moved by machine underwater. Water that has been in contact with the fuel rods is never put in the bay, he said. Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, a joint venture between Exelon Corporation and EDF, owns 100 percent of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Exelon, through its subsidiaries, owns 50.01 percent of CENG and is the nations leading competitive energy provider, with operations in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. EDF, through its subsidiaries, owns 49.99 percent of CENG and is developing strategies in North America in nuclear, renewables and trading, according to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant maintains a comprehensive land, forest management, and wildlife protection program, selectively harvesting and replanting trees and ground cover to maintain wildlife habitats where wild turkey and bobwhite quail flourish. The plant has 20 acres enrolled in the states Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, a program that plants trees and deep-rooted grasses to limit runoff and support wildlife.

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Kory Raftery displays an empty fuel cel assembly.

Calvert Cliffs employees create safety displays every month.

The turbine room.

Moving Forward
Since a study was released from Vermont Law School naming Calvert Cliffs one of the nuclear facilities countrywide at risk for early retirement because it is no longer viable, questions have been thick concerning the future of Calvert Cliffs. Nuclear power remains competitive, Gellrich said. It remains an affordable source of baseline energy, much less than the cost of coal and competitive with natural gas. On the question of whether Calvert Cliffs will ever have a Unit Three, Gellrich said that is based on a few factors. Units currently under construction need to be completed on schedule and on budget, which would entice investors to get on board with the project. Additionally, the price of energy needs

to stabilize he said. Whether a new reactor is definitely in Calvert Cliffs future is not a question Gellrich said he can answer. Moving forward, he said Calvert Cliffs will continue to focus on safety in the workplace. He said he sees no reason the plant wont be open for another 60 to 80 years, with extensions the NRC is in the process of setting up the framework for.

Training the Next Generation

The College of Southern Maryland is working in conjunction with Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC to offer degrees to students who wish to pursue careers in the nuclear energy field. In anticipation of the third nuclear reactor being built at the Calvert Cliffs plant, CSM has developed a new degree program in Nuclear Engineering

Technology. We couldnt do this on our own, said CSM President Brad Gottfried, adding the support from CENG and Calvert Cliffs has been invaluable. The Instrumentation and Control degree program will prepare area students with the necessary education and skills to successfully compete for the new jobs. Some classes for the program will be at held at the college's new Center for Nuclear Energy Training in Prince Frederick. The center will soon have a new home in a brand new building opening on the CSM Prince Frederick Campus this semester. The ribbon cutting for the building will be Sept. 10. CENG has indicated that new employees who have not completed a similar program would have to go through two years of internal training before reaching the same

competency level as CSM graduating students, according to CENG has indicated a preference for hiring Nuclear Engineering Technology graduates. College of Southern Maryland is part of the Nuclear Energy Institutes (NEI) Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Project (NUCP). In this program, NEI developed a curriculum for Nuclear Engineering Technician programs and provided it to a pilot group made up of a small number of community colleges in the United States. Gottfried hopes to create similar partnerships in the community. They offer students a chance to find emplyment close to home while offering the business community skilled employees with a reason to stay for the long haul.

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Thank You to National Night Out Participants

Its hard to believe that National Night Out is 30 years old and that Calvert County has been participating in the event for most of those years. On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Calvert County joined forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 30 Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA), involved over 9.400 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. Even with the threat of rain, residents from 15 communities throughout Calvert County stepped out their air-conditioned homes, turned on outside lights, and spend the evening outdoors with neighbors, local law enforcement, and other community organizations. This years neighborhood participants included: Calvert Beach, Calvert Pines Senior Center, Carroll Western Church, Calvertowne, Chesapeake Ranch Estates, Dares Beach, Long Beach, Patuxent Palisades, Prince Frederick Senior Apts., Prince Frederick Village Apts., Shores of Calvert, Town of North Beach, Victoria Estates, Western Shores and White Sands. These neighborhoods hosted a variety of special events such as block parties, kick ball games, cookouts, potluck dinners, contests, youth activities, and visits from police, fire and rescue squads. Because of the inclement weather, Yardley Hills, Breezy Point and Symphony Woods had to reschedule their National Night Out events. CAASA extends its gratitude to the community coordinators who worked many hours planning and organizing their events, local businesses that provided donations, local law enforcement officers, fire and rescue personnel, and numerous other organizations that sent volunteers to each community event. A special thank you goes to Sgt. Mike Bomgardner, Calvert County Sheriffs Office and First Sgt. Shane Bolger, Acting Commander, Maryland State Police Barrack U for coordinating law enforcement participation in the neighborhoods. National Night Out is the nations and Calvert Countys largest annual crime prevention event. It is an extraordinary way to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships. Thanks to everyone for their participation! Candice M. DAgostino, Coordinator Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc.

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Whats so charming about Calvert County is the many family roots and rich history that are planted here. We do not often fret when our children walk to visit a neighborhood friend or bike to the boardwalk or ice-cream shop. While being comforting, we can sometimes overlook the reality many families are facing. Feeding America and The United States Conference of Mayors report that rural hunger (15.4%) is now a larger problem than urban hunger (14.9%). We might not see the hungry faces as we drive through our county, but they are very real and very present. Did you know that over 10,000 Calvert County residence use local food pantries each year? Our hungry neighbors are not drug abusers, mentally challenged, or even unemployed! Our hungry neighbors are the working poor; many working two, sometimes three, jobs to support themselves and their families. A new statistic from our End Hunger Partner Food Pantries shows that people ages 40 59 years old are the fastest growing demographic of hunger. So how are we working to help them? Our upcoming event, FoodStock 2013, will take place this Saturday, August 17th at the End Hunger Warehouse in Prince Fredrick. During last years Foodstock, our volunteers handed out 59,000 pounds of food to over 600 families in just three hours. This year, we hope to nearly double that number and distribute 100,000 pounds of food to 850 families in three hours. Fresh produce for this event will be coming from our friends at Farming 4 Hunger and canned/dried foods will be supplied by the Maryland Food Bank. If you would like to be part of FoodStock 2013 there are two ways you can help. First, you can be a hunger advocate and share our photos and posts. Pictures will be posted all throughout the day on End Hungers Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (pages are listed below under stay connected). Sharing posts helps remind our community of the need and how Calvert County is moving to meet it. Secondly, you can make a financial donation online at All donations are tax deductible and will directly support FoodStock 2013s operations. Your donation and help could be what feeds your neighbor! If we all #givewherewelive, together we can end hunger in Calvert County. Stay Connected Facebook: End Hunger In Calvert County Twitter: @_TogetherWeCan Instagram: EndHungerCalvert Zachary Nycum Editorial Intern End Hunger In Calvert County

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The Calvert Gazette runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition. lic schools. On January 19, 1944 he bers of American Legion Post #220 Thursday, August 8, at Rausch Funeral entered into the United States Navy, Funeral arrangements provided by Home, P.A., from 10 to 11 a.m.. Interment where he served his country proudly Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, followed at Washington National Cemetery, Sandra Jean Hobbs, Suitland, Md. To leave condolences visit for two years. In 1946, at the age of Md. age 68, of Huntingtown, 21, Pete married the love of his life, Md., passed away August Hattie Jeanette (Jean) Stewart, and 3, at her home. She was to this union was born four children: born January 15, 1945 in Eliza Drucilla Dent, 96 Renard, Melvin, Oliver and Brenda. Washington, DC to BenWilliam Irvin Revell, 71 From 1946 to 1960, Pete and Jean lived in jamin Franklin and Lucy Eliza Drucilla Washington, DC. The family relocated Dent, 96, of Lusby, Md., Mae (Southard) CarWilliam Irvin Billy rick. Sandra was raised in Lanham and to Calvert County in 1960. Pete worked passed away on AuRevell, 71, of Friendship, graduated from Duvall High School in for the U.S. Postal service for more than gust 2, at her residence. Md., passed away August 1963. She married Franklin W. Hobbs 38 years. He enjoyed a short retirement She was born on June 6, at Anne Arundel Mediin Lanham in 1964, and they moved to and decided to go back to work. He 22, 1917 to William cal Center in Annapolis, Huntingtown in 1976. Sandra was pri- worked for the Calvert County govern- Claggett Md. He was born NovemJefferson marily a homemaker until her husband ment as a bus operator for over ten years. and Martha Hutchins ber 18, 1941 in Friendpassed away in 1987. She was then em- Pete was a member of the American Jefferson ship, Md., to B. Frank and of Lusby, Md. ployed as a secretary for J.B. Waters Legion, Post #220 as well as a mem- Eliza was educated in the Calvert County Irene (Crosby) Revell. Billy was educated and Associates in Prince Frederick. She ber of Victoria Lodge #71 F. & A.M. Public School System. She grew up in in South County at Traceys Elementary, loved animals and was very charitable to P.H.A., his pastimes included gar- the Church (United Methodist Faith) and and graduated from Southern Senior High the Humane Society as well as veterans dening, hunting, telling stories, read- accepted God at an early age. She has School in Lothian in 1959. Billy held sevorganizations. She also enjoyed sewing, ing The Washington Post, celebrating been a faithful supporter of her church. eral jobs over the years, Brownies Service flowers and collecting Precious Mo - his birthday and wedding anniversa- Eliza was united in holy matrimony Center in Deale, Jacobs Peterbilt in Tuxries (which fell on the same day, July to Louis Thomas Dent on Septem- edo, International Harvester Company in ments and porcelain dolls. Sandra was preceded in death by her 26th), and spending time with his fam- ber 8, 1934. Her husband preceded Tuxedo and Richmond, Southern Maryland parents, her husband, Franklin on Octo- ily. Pete and Jean opened their home her in death on February 19, 1984. Cable in Tracys Landing and Baldwins to not just family, but also to friends. Eliza was a dedicated and loving wife and Service Center in Annapolis. On June 30, ber 8, 1987 and a sister Ethel Sheetz. Surviving are her daughter De- He was preceded in death by his parents, mother. She faithfully fulfilled her du- 1962, he married Bonita Bonnie M. Nienise Underwood and her husband Jeff Oliver and Florence Sherbert; wife, Hat- ties as wife and mother. She bore 8 chil- man and they made their home in Friendof Lusby, Md., son David A. Hobbs of tie Jeanette (Jean) Sherbert; and grand- dren and she made unwavering sacrifices ship. In 1984, he started his own auto repair Shady Side, Md., granddaughters Sa- son, Derrick Stewart Sherbert. He leaves for their growth and education. Eliza was business, The Greasy Wrench in his back mantha and Emily Underwood and Me- to mourn: one sister, Rosalie Guerra well respected in her community. She yard and worked there until last year when gan Hobbs and a sister Joan Moran of (Isadore); three sons, Renard, Melvin, was generous and giving to her neighbors. he was forced to close due to health issues. and, Oliver Sherbert; one daughter, Eliza leaves to mourn her departing: 3 Crofton, Md. Billy served in the United States Army Friends called on Friday, August 9, Brenda Wills (Damian); one sister-in- sons, Louis (Catherine) Dent, Dean (Anita) from May 12, 1966 to May 10, 1968, earnfrom 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at Rausch Fu- law, Florence E. Gross; special niece Dent and Edmund (Patsy) Dent (Coving- ing the National Defense Service Medal and neral Home, P.A., where a service and and nephew, Florence and Francis; many ton Dent and Collins Dent, preceded Eliza Sharpshooters Badge Rifle. He purchased celebration of Sandras life followed at grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and in death); 3 daughters. Rosetta (Roland) a 1941 Oldsmobile Business Coupe sev1 p.m. Interment followed at Southern a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and Johnson, Eileen Dent and Sandra (Earl) eral years ago and could be seen on Friday Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk. Memo- friends; including: Kevin Bobbitt Petie Jones; 1 daughter-in-law, Virginia Dent; 18 evenings at the North Beach car show. He rial donations in Sandras name may (a cousin whom he treated like a son) Grandchildren: 13 Great- Grandchildren also participated in local parades. While be made to the Humane Society of Cal- and Vivian Smith, a special first cousin. and a host of extended family and friends. living in Richmond during the mid-1970s, vert County. To leave condolences visit Other special family members include: Funeral service was held on Saturday, August he joined Junie Dunleavys race team and Walter and Wilson Parran, Johnny and 10, at 11 a.m. at St. John UM Church, Lusby, worked on the pit crew for several years. In Wilhelmena Stewart, Wilcis Freeland, Md., with Rev. Marvin Wamble officiating. 1976, he traveled to France with the race Jr., and a special friend, Claude Brooks. The interment was at St. John UM team and they were the only stock car to Funeral service was held on Satur- Church race in the LeMans, he was a true NASCAR Cemetery, Lusby, Md. Oliver W. Sherbert, 88 day, August 10, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Olive The pallbearers were Anthony Dent, Col- fan. In recent years, he turned into a soccer UM Church, Prince Frederick, Md., Oliver W. Sherbert, 88, of with Rev. Dana M. Jones officiating. lins Hoffler, Roland Johnson III, Jonathan pop, cheering on his granddaughter SCYA Prince Frederick, Md., passed away The interment was at Cheltenham Vet- Dent, Emerson Gross and Darryl Thompson and SHS teams. Billy was very personable and loved on August 4, at Charles Region- erans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Funeral arrangements provided by Sewell to talk. He could be seen every weekday al Medical Center, La Plata, Md. The pallbearers were Timothy Boots, Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, MD. morning hanging out with his buddies at Oliver Winterson Sherbert was born Benjamin Boyd, James McCoy, Mark the Dash-In in Owings, enjoying his cofon July 26, 1925 in Baltimore, Md. Chase, James Gross and Mark Odom fee, conversation and company. Billy was Oliver was affectionately known as The honorary pallbearers were AlFlorence Nellie Fleet, 77 a member of the Stallings-Williams AmeriPete or Pop Pete, and was the sec- fus Parran, Walter Parran, Hamilton can Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach ond of two children born to the union Parran, Claude Parran, Ralph ParFlorence Nellie Fleet, and a former member of the Southern of Oliver and Florence Parran Sherbert. ran, Sr., Wilson Parran, Sr. and Mem- 77, of Nags Head, N.C., forMaryland Tractor Pullers Association. He Pete attended Calvert County Pubmerly of St. Leonard, Md., was a lifelong member of Friendship United passed away peacefully Methodist Church. on August 4, at her home, Billy was preceded in death by his parsurrounded by her family. Where Life and Heritage are Celebrated ents. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, She was born January 2, Bonnie Revell and daughters Roxanne M. 1936 in Washington, D.C. to Charles and Dorothy (Tawney) Nashwin- Lane and husband Tim of Friendship and ter. She was the beloved wife to Robert L. Rebecca L. Lare and husband Joe of Tracys Fleet, who passed away June 6, 2007. She is Landing. Also surviving are grandchildren survived by her sister Blanch Midkiff, three Amanda and Alexis Lane, Max McWhorter children, Debra Jean Munnelly and hus- and Kaitlynne Lare and brothers C. Frankband John of Nags Head, N.C., Michael W. lin Revelle and wife Margaret and James C. Affordable Funerals, Caskets, Vaults, Benton and wife Tina, of North Beach, Md., Jimmy Revell, all of Friendship. Family and friends were received and Debra L Emery of Chevy Chase, Md.,. 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Tappin Soul to Sole

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Gracies Guys and Gals Dance Studio celebrated its 25 anniversary in June of this year. In June of 1989 Gracies made their debut in Mechanicsville Elementary School with about 50 students. As part of their 25 anniversary celebration, Gracies reenacted their first recital, complete with picture collages and posters from previous recital books on display. Gracies Guys and Gals Dance Studio makes it a point to show that dancing is not just a one gender sport. I treat my boys as boys, and they get a lot of attention at my dance studio, owner and director Gracie Myles said, I utilize and endorse the style of Gene Kelly, who was a very masculine dancer. The show troupe GGs Show Troupe has performed in various events in the community, from Christmas on the Square, marking Santas arrival in Leonardtown, to Relay for life and the County Fair. In addition to that, the troupe competes in regional and national competition levels including Beyond the Stars National Competition and this year they attended the Ticket to Broadways National Finals Competition in Virginia Beach. With their competitions, the GGs Show Troupe has won various awards, such as the technique award for the 12 and under


category, a Perfect Platinum scoring for their performance of Gravity, choreographed by Justin Myles and the Tap Excellence Award for the same piece. Gracie Myles has trained in the art of dance for the entirety of her life. She studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New Photos Courtesy of Gracies Guys and Gals Dance Studio York and while specializing a career whether for college or Broadway, in tap, has experience in all different genres of dance, including ballet, however; Myles is adamant about safety. I because, I knew that ballet was the foun- refrain from risky choreography, and make sure the teachers know that everything dation of all dance, she said. Gracies Guys and Gals Dance Studio must be G rated, she said. Our instruction involves more than offers both recreational and competitive classes for dance. While her competitive just teaching choreography, Myles said, teams do spend time in the studio, Myles it also compliments how one carries themfeels that family and other activities are selves, incorporates the golden rule and important for the development of a child. teaches etiquette and good sportsmanship. Registration for the fall term of GraThey have plenty of time to dance professionally and go to college for dance, and not cies Guys and Gals Dance Studio are August 19 and 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. To reghave to give up everything. My philosophy is to offer dance les- ister or for questions email graciesgandg@ sons in a safe, fun environment and to pro- or call 301-475-5265. Gracies mote and encourage a healthy life style, Guys and Gals Dance Studio is located at Myles said, adding that discipline and 44150 Airport View Drive in Hollywood. motivation [are] the keys to success in any- The studio enrollment is about 300 students per year and they hold 3 recitals per year. thing you pursue in life. Gracies also offers classes for students who are looking to pursue dance as

From my Backyard to our Bay

A Calvert County Residents Guide to Improving Our Environment and Drinking Water

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Restoring The Chesapeake Bay

From My Backyard to Our Bay is a small but powerful booklet that was first developed by the Baltimore Soil Conservation District. From there, several counties republished a version tailored to their county resources. Calvert Countys booklet was developed by the Citizens Green Team. FREE COPIES can be obtained at Annmarie Gardens, at local libraries, or downloaded at If the 17.5 million residents who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area read this booklet, and took to heart its suggestions and best practices, the Chesapeake Bay would see a dramatic increase in health. The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure that desperately needs our help. Experts agree that there is only one way to restore the Chesapeake Bay, and thats one river at a time. But the problems dont start in the rivers; they start on the land surrounding the rivers their watersheds. You live in a watershed. We all do. The way we treat the land in our watersheds affects the health of our streams, our rivers, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.

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A watershed is all the land area that drains to a given body of water. Topography (the elevation and the contour of the land) determines where and how fast stormwater runoff will flow and eventually drain to a surface water body such as a stream, creek, or river. Every resident of Calvert County lives in a watershed that drains to the Chesapeake Bay or one of its tributaries.

estuary: a body of water Over the last 25 years, the efforts where fresh and salt water of thousands of people and the mix. It is the largest of more expenditure of billions of dollars than 100 estuaries in the have been aimed at cleaning up the United States, holding more Chesapeake Bay. But the Bay is still in than 18 trillion gallons. peril. To meet the goal of a healthy and The Bay is about 200 miles long, stretching from Havre stable Bay, all of us must do our part. de Grace, Maryland, to Every resident in the Chesapeake Bay Virginia Beach, Virginia. watershed can do something to help. But first, we must understand where the The Bays width ranges from 4 miles near Aberpollutants originate.

Calvert County Watersheds Everything flows to the Bay

In a watershed everyones actions and attitudes affect the health of the water that flows to the Bay. Some residents are misinformed and believe that a small amount of pollution from their property will not make a difference. Others incorrectly believe that developers, farmers, and industry are the cause of all the problems. To make a positive difference, everyone must
This is the second in a series of articles that Mary Ann Scott ( has adapted from From My Backyard to Our Bay in the hopes of increasing awareness of this powerful booklet that could do so much to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Be sure to look for the next article in next weeks Calvert Gazette!

Where to get help with WATERSHED QUESTIONS Patuxent Riverkeeper Calvert County Dept. of Planning and Zoning aspx?nid=117 or 410-535-1600, ext. 2356 Maryland Department of Natural Resources Maryland Tributary Strategies dnr. Maryland Department of the Environment

deen, Maryland, to 30 miles near Cape Charles, Virginia. The Bay and its tidal tributaries have 11,684 miles of shoreline more than the entire U.S. west coast. Approximately 51 billion gallons of water flow into the Bay each day from its freshwater tributaries. More than 100,000 streams, creeks and rivers thread through the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Land of Oz Comes to Life at CMH Foundation Ball

Hospitals Annual Charity Gala Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Senior Citizen News

Protect Our Seniors Learn about elder abuse and Protecting Our Seniors, Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. 12 noon. Guest speakers will discuss elder abuse, fraud, scams education and how to protect yourself, a family member or a neighbor. The session is free and includes continental breakfast and giveaways. For more information call the Office on Aging at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170. Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) Appointments for the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) are now being scheduled at each of the senior centers. MEAP assists eligible individuals and families with a one-time-per-year grant to help pay heating and electric bills. You must be income-eligible to apply. Be prepared to provide necessary documentation like: proof of all monthly income, a social security card, a photo identification card, a current heating bill, electric bill, and lease (if renting). For more information, call Ann Newton at CPSC, 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, or Liz Leclair at NBSC, 410-257-2549 or SPSC, 410-586-2748. Calvert Pines Senior Center (CPSC) Spend a night out at Dinner and a Movie, Thursday, August 22, 5 p.m. Enjoy a fried chicken dinner and the film, Radio, on the big screen. Fee: $5. Must pre-register.

Pictured are CMH Harvest Ball Committee members (l-r in first row) Dixie Miller, Lisa Turley, Jenny Barrett, Lynne Downs, Deborah Keir, Terri Wolfley, Karen OBrien, Maria Lubrano, Pam Teague, Nell Chaney, Lynette Entzian, Cindy Hargrove, Cindy Parlett, Christy Oliff, Wendy Rezza, Lisa Garner, Catherine Grasso (l-r in second row) Paula Gray, Mary Kehrig, Patty Dilodovico, Nicole Pieters, Mickie Frazer, Stacey Kelly, Ahna Turley, Elizabeth Marinelli, Kaitlin Teague, Lynette Entzian, Diane Couchman, Anne Lockhart, Amber Bayse and Kasia Sweeney.(Not pictured are Lisa Arnesen, Kathy Dickinson, Diana Doswell, Jean Fleming, Nina Hosmer, Kathy Moore, Brooke Steuart-Swann, Cynthia Steuart.

The crabs are back! Join in the annual Crab Feast, Friday, August 23, 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by August 16. Fee: $20 North Beach Senior Center (NBSC) Enjoy summer fun at Beach Blanket Bingo, Thursday, August 22, 10:30 a.m. Wear your favorite summer outfit while playing bingo and enjoying tasty summer treats. Grab your crab mallet for the Annual Crab Feast, Friday, August 23, 12:30 p.m. The meal includes crabs, coleslaw, dessert and drinks. Must pre-register by August 16. Fee: $25 Southern Pines Senior Center (SPSC) Spend the night out at a Pasta Dinner and Gospel Concert with All Things New, Friday, August 23. The dinner is $8.50/person and starts at 5:30 p.m. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. Pre-register by August 16. The Annual Crab Feast will be Thursday, August 29, 12:30 p.m. The meal includes crabs, pasta salad, corn on the cob and more! Pre-register by August 22. Fee: $24 per person Local Trips Follow the history of America through portraits of individuals at the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 18. The tour highlights include our presidents and first ladies. Lunch will be at the Courtyard Caf. The $40 fee includes transportation, lunch and tour. EATING TOGETHER MENU Lunches are served to seniors aged 60-plus and their spouses through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301855-1170, North Beach Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center at 410-586-2748. Monday, August 19: Hamburger w/Cheese, Roll, Baked Beans, Carrots, Fresh Fruit Tuesday, August 20: Stuffed Shells, Tossed Salad, Bread Sticks, Italian Green Beans, Fresh Fruit Wednesday, August 21: Chicken Salad, Peas, Hard Boiled Egg, Lentils, Pickle, Dinner Roll, Pear Half Thursday, August 22: Pork Fajitas, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Refried Beans, Salsa, Fresh Fruit, Dessert Friday, August 23: Fish and Chips, Cole Slaw, Pineapple Bean Salad, Cornbread, Baked Beans

Its time to get excited because this party is going to be over the rainbow. Based on the timeless classic the Wizard of Oz, the 25th Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Harvest Ball set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro is a charming blend of fantasy and fun. Plan to take your special someone for an enchanted evening where dreams really do come true. The Harvest Ball committee has certainly pulled out all the stops to make this year extra special, said Foundation Director Dixie Miller. From the dazzling decorations by Hargrove to a sit-down gourmet dinner by Ken Upton designed to impress the most discerning palate youll know youre not in Kansas anymore. Guests will follow the yellow brick road through the silent auction which will feature a large array of exceptional items and unique services. Then with a click of your heels the dining area will be transformed into a glittering Emerald City. Back by popular demand is the band Night Life, who will be entertaining the crowd for an evening that is sure to live up to its reputation as the premier social event in Calvert County. Miller said the foundation is honored to have former state Senator Bernie Fowler, Sr. as the honorary chair for this years ball. He is joined by Cindy Parlett and Karen OBrien who are serving as event co-chairs. Both women are members of the Harvest Ball committee and serve on the CMH Foundation Board of Trustees. The annual charity gala is the single most significant and successful fundraising event for the hospital. Since it began 24 years ago, the ball has raised over $1.3 million for medical technology and equipment at CMH. Proceeds from this event will help purchase an interactive patient education system at the hospital. Were excited about the new technology, said CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis, because when coupled with a new discharge process and follow-up home visits by our new Transition to Home nurses it will help us better prepare our patients to stay healthy long after they leave our care. He explained that the bedside system provides the personalized teaching tools and videos patients need to better understand their specific condition and even more importantly to take an active role in staying well once they arrive home.

Invitations will be mailed as reminders but are not required to attend. The ball is open to the community and anyone is welcome to attend. The cost is $475 per couple and $250 per person which includes a cocktail reception and open bar in addition to a sit-down dinner and dancing to a live band. Tickets can be purchased online at www. or by calling the Foundation at 410535-8178 or 410-414-4570. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Upon purchasing tickets, your names will be added to a guest list. No tickets are mailed. The arenas spacious layout affords plenty of space for guests to mingle with friends in the lounge areas where the sound is graduated to allow easy conversation. Dont miss the opportunity to dance the night away to some great music in this superb venue. Ken Upton of Kens Creative Kitchen has designed a delectable menu for your dining pleasure. 2012 marked the fourth consecutive year that he received the "Bride's Choice Award" by Wedding Wire as "Best Caterer" in Maryland. As in the past, he will have available upon request a special vegetarian entre. In addition to the dinner and dancing, the gala also features a silent auction where guests can bid on an impressive collection of items from sports tickets to artwork. Dickinson Jewelers, a longtime hospital supporter, is once again sponsoring the jewelry raffle where one lucky winner will take home an exquisite piece from the stunning selection offered. The Harvest Ball committee is actively seeking other local businesses that are interested in helping to sponsor the ball. Sponsorships play a vital role in achieving our overall fundraising goal, said Miller. They also offer a phenomenal opportunity to showcase your business while supporting a worthy cause. A choice of six packages is offered including reserved seating, special recognition and inclusion in ads and on the hospital website. We want to recognize The Curtis Investment Group along with Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, Mamma Lucias Restaurant and Wilson & Parlett that have already committed their support, she said, as well as American Radiology Services, Dickinson Jewelers, Hargrove, Emergency Medicine Associates, Garner Exteriors, Sunny and Steve Keithley, Associates in Radiation Medicine and Dr. and Mrs. John Saunders.


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Beretta Becomes Corporate Partner for Calvert Hospice

Brenda Laughhunn, Calvert Hospice executive director, announces a new Corporate Partner supporting Calvert Hospice,. We are delighted that Beretta has taken the steps to become a Corporate Partner, stated Laughhunn. We need strong corporate support like Berettas to serve the people of Calvert County and fulfill our mission, Laughhunn concluded. I admire the work of Calvert Hospice because my family has benefited from the work they do. I am doubly pleased that Beretta is now a corporate sponsor, said Jeff Cooper, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer for Beretta USA. Corporate Partners with Calvert Hospice benefit by having a year-round presence with thousands of Calvert County families, friends, Brenda Laughhunn, Calvert Hospice executive director and Jeff Coophysicians, nurses, and vol- per, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer for Beretta USA. unteers. Funds raised through Corporate Partnerships make an immediate and direct impact on the lives of those served by Calvert Hospice. What is raised in Calvert County stays in Calvert County and has a benefit for the people we provide for every day. For more information about Corporate Partnership opportunities call Linda Gottfried, director of development 410-535-0892.

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Thursday, August 15
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 1 to 3 p.m. Need help with your resume? Join job counselor Sandra Holler in a small group to learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter. If you have one started, bring it with you so editing can happen on the spot. Please register. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

Saturday, August 17
Garden Smarter: Ponds and Water Features Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 10 to 11:30 a.m. Do you want to enhance your home with a pond or fountain? We will give you suggestions to consider when designing a water feature for your home landscape. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble & More Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 12 to 3 p.m. Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a great way to keep your brain sharp while having fun! Join us! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

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Friday, August 16
On Pins & Needles Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an afternoon of conversation and shared creativity. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 End of Summer Celebration Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons 1 to 3 p.m. Come celebrate the end of summer with a showing of Wreck It Ralph on our big screen. 410-326-5289

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Monday, August 19
Calvert Eats Local Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way 7 to 8:30 p.m. Encourage local agriculture, discover ways to eat locally, and share resources, energy, and good ideas for great food! 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862

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Launching to the Finals

By Kimberly Alston Contributing Writer Southern Maryland Bicycle Motocross Inc., (SOMD BMX) is set to host the Maryland State Qualifying Race event, featuring over 300 riders, on Sunday, August 25. The event is open to all racers from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania hoping to move on to the Maryland State Finals Race in Severn. SOMD BMX was founded by Lisa Bradford in 1998 after the BMX track at Buds Creek, in Mechanicsville, closed down. SOMD BMX opened in 2005 after construction was finished and since then, between 75 and 120 riders at any given time refer to it as their go-to track. SOMD BMX hosts single, double and triple point races throughout the year, including the Redline Gold Cup Qualifier, which is held every other year. There are also various scholarship races for graduating high school students that are registered with USA BMX which are open to anyone who wants to race. They host a Race for Life double point race which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, once a year as well. During these races, challengers compete within their classes for standings, which are determined by how often the racer races as well as how they place at the end of races. The better they place, the more points they get which translates into their classification of standings in state and national competitions. Racers also compete at different levels based on their experience. According to Bradford, starting out as a novice, or beginner, racers earn achievements based on their wins. After nine or more wins, they advance to the rank of intermediate and with thirty or more wins; they can hold the title of expert. Riders at SOMD BMX vary in age between 1 and about 64 but the track is open to anyone that wants to join. The track is open Thursdays and Sundays during the summer and just Sundays the rest of the year. Because many BMX riders race to qualify for different positions and plate numbers, they frequently travel to different races around the country, comparing point races, attempting to rise in rank. Its been great for tourism, Bradford said. To join SOMD BMX there is a way to register with

USA BMX online as well as on-site registration. President Holly Borror offers a free one-day race for new racers to try out the sport and see if theyre interested in it on Sundays at noon. After that, there are memberships ranging in time- one day, thirty day and annual. SOMD BMX is a nonprofit volunteer based on community support and assistance. The facility is used with a land lease courtesy of Recs and Parks at 26600 Buds Creek Rd., Mechanicsville, in St. Marys County. SOMD BMX is located in the heart of Chaptico Park. For more information, visit, www., or call 240-466-1090.


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In Entertainment
John Luskey Morris Point Restaurant(38869 Morris Point Road Abell,) 6 to 10 p.m.

Terry Wilson Bartender Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 7 to 10 p.m Justin Myles Experience Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)

Sunday, August 18
Deathtrap Three Notch Theatre (21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park) 3:30 p.m. 15 Strings Chiefs - Your Neighborhood Bar (44584 Tall Timbers Rd., Tall Timbers) 4 to 7 p.m.

Friday, August 16
Furlough Fridays Sotterley Plantation (44300 Sotterley LnHollywood) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bar Bingo Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 7 to 9 p.m. Deathtrap Three Notch Theatre (21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park) 8 p.m. Bar Dogs Ruddy Duck (168110 Piney Point Rd,Piney Point) - 8 to 11 p.m. Moonshine Society Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)

Monday, August 19
Karaoke with Lori Wyatt Toots Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Rd, Hollywood) 9 p.m. Bucket Special and Patuxent Athletics Fundraiser Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 5 to 9 p.m. Trivia Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell) 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 17
David Gordon Spinnakers (16244 Millers Wharf Rd, Ridge) Summer Song Saturdays, Featuring Harmony Grit Port of Leonardtown Winery (23190 Newtowne Neck Rd., Leonardtown) 5 to 8 p.m. Eastern Bayside Blues and Wine Festival Eastern Yacht Club (2330 Seneca Rd., Baltimore) 1 to 11 p.m. Deathtrap Three Notch Theatre (21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park) 8 p.m. R&R Train Brass Rail Sports Bar (Great Mills) 9 p.m. Three Amigos Dennis Point Marina (46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden) - 7 to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20
Open Mic Night, Fat Tire Tuesday and Bucket Special Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 7 to 11 p.m. Dylan Galvin Ruddy Duck (13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell)

Wednesday, August 21
Wheel of Fortune Drinks Buckets Sports Bar (12010 Rousby Hall Rd., Lusby) 5 to 9 p.m.


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Thursday, August 15
Kim Stone Scholarship Dinner Ledos, Prince Frederick, 5 to 8 p.m. You do not need a flyer - well get a percent of all meals during that time period. Tell everyone at the inservice meetings to come! Sea Squirts: Shark Secrets Calvert Marine Museum, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Come learn more about these amazing predators. Free drop-in program for 18-month-olds and their caregivers. Tour of the Maryland Archeological Conservation Laboratory Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is a place full of secrets waiting to be unearthed. Whether you come to hike our miles of trails, explore our Visitor Center full of interactive exhibits, or to enjoy one of our educational programs or events, you will leave with a greater appreciation for the land and the people who once lived here. JPPM is also the home of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 8 million artifacts. Jennifer Cooper, Carl Reichelt (GrooveSpan Duo) at Montereys Restaurant 11753 HG Trueman Rd, Lusby,6 to 9 p.m. Stop in for award-winning Mexican cuisine, mouthwatering libations, and great live music brought to you by the GrooveSpan Duo. Louis and his friendly staff are ready to serve you and your guests, so bring the whole family and gather your friends for a fun and delicious night out! www.montereymexican. com/Lusby/index-lusby.htm 410-326-9595 Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. 866-312-5596 /live-music.htm Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe.

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is required by July 26. Seats are sold on a firstcome, first-served basis. Fossil Field Experience Calvert Marine Museum, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Search a local beach for fossils with a trained museum educator. For children aged 8 and older; no unaccompanied children allowed. Pre-registration required. Admission fee is $20. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register Movie on the Beach: Yogi Bear 9032 Bay Ave., North Beach, 8 to 10 p.m. For more information call 410-257-6918 Make Your Own Clothing from 1812 Jefferson Patterson Park Meseum, 1 p.m. Join the Jefferson Patterson Park Museum Costume Sewing group to make Federal Period clothing for bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812. This is an opportunity to learn about the fabrics and fashions of the early 19th century. Help is needed at all stages and all skill levels for the museums outfits or, if you prefer, make your own outfit or one for a child. Each Saturday sewing afternoon will cover different topics but advice and help on all Federal-era clothing will be available. Sessions will include work on outfits as well as making bonnets, top hats, neckwear and reticules. For additional information call 410586-8538 or email . Annual Peach Festival Waters Memorial United Methodist Church, 5400 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard, noon to 5 p.m. Rain or Shine...Yard Sale begins at 7 A.M. in the Pavilion. Table Space available fro $10.00 per space. Ham, Bar-B-Que and Chicken Salad Platters - $8.00...Sandwiches - $6.00...Hot Dog Platters - $5.00... Carry outs available. Ice Cream - $2.00 per serving, Fresh Local Peaches - $3.00 per serving. There will be a Bake Table. For more information, please call the church office at 410-586-1716. Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. 866-312-5596 /live-music.htm Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. Operation Hope on the Chesapeake Fishing Trip Calvert Arundel Medical Center, 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. We owe much of our freedom to all of the Americans who have served in our Armed Forces. Many have been seriously wounded in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have an opportunity to honor some of them for their at the 7th Annual Operation Hope on the Chesapeake Fishing Trip. These veterans are currently at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda for medical treatment and rehabilitation from their wounds. They will be traveling to Chesapeake Beach by bus for a half-day fishing excursion. Calvert Countys Sheriffs Department will escort the veterans from the County line to the Marina. Heres how to help: Bring your American flags, banners and signs to welcome and thank our veterans at the following locations: Rt. 260 & Rt. 2 at the Calvert Arundel Medical Center Rt. 260 and Woodlawn Way at Quince View Neighborhood Rt. 260 and Wesley Stinnett Blvd. at American Legion Post 206 Rt. 260 & Rt. 261 at Veterans Memorial Park Rod N Reel Marina Or, if you want to support the effort financially: Tax-deductible donations can be made payable to Operation Second Chance (Tax # 20-2624345, CFC #93327) and mailed to: Operation Hope on the Chesapeake, C/O Mary Mathis, P.O. Box 993, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. For more information contact Mary Mathis at 410-610-2710. or by e-mail: or visit the website: Hopeonthechesapeake

Friday Night Farmers Market, Classic Car Cruise-in and Art Fair 5th through 7th streets and Bay Avenue, North Beach, 6 to 9 p.m. 301-855-6681 www.northbeachmd. orgThis weekly market offers seasonal delights from local farms including fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers and bedding plants. You can sample the wines from Calvert County wineries and purchase by the glass or bottle. Classic car enthusiasts can enjoy some of the coolest vehicles in the area at the Classic Car Cruise-In. The Art Fair promotes a vibrant art culture through the support of passionate local artists. The North Beach Art Fair program helps community-based artists and art organizations make locally produced art available to residents and visitors. Sharks Teeth Sift The Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, 2 p.m. Sift through a bucket of sand to discover fossilized sharks teeth and other beach-y items to take home! $6/bucket. Registration required due to limited seating. call 301-8554028 or email to register Folk Salad Trio Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, 6 to 9 p.m. Make a date with Annmarie to enjoy a casual adult evening of great art, wine & beer, appetizers by Quality Street Catering, and live music. The Folk Salad Trio will be playing in the Gallery! Visit the Gift Shop for special AAH sales! Stop by Annmarie before or after dinner and make it a night on the town. No reservations required!Annmarie After Hours is freefor members; $5 for non-members. You must be 21 for this event. And while youre there, youll see the Small Works Exhibition and Sale featuring work by contributing Artist(s): Sally Woods Alexandres, Kathleen Benton, Barbara Boward, Ann Compton, Ann Crain, Erica Daley, Matalie Griffin Rivard Deane, Constance Harris Deise, Mary Del Bianco, Linda Epstein, Melinda Fabian, Robert Fiacco, Leslie Giles, Carolyn E. Guest, Kelly L. Hendrickson, Josephine Hodos, Beverly Jackson, Phyliss Jaffe, Terry Jordan, Julia Kindred, Candance Law, Mimi Little, Janet Grahame Nault, Carrie Perman, John A. Schaffner, J. Luray Schaffner, Suzanne Shelden, Megan Richard, Rosa Valladares, Jennifer Weigel, Deborah Weir, John Zimet, Julie Zirlin. We hope to see you there!!

Sunday, August 18
Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. 866-312-5596 /live-music.htm Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. Chesapeake Community Chorus Practice 8912 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, 4 to 6 p.m. The Chesapeake Community Chorus is a volunteer group of over thirty active singers starting its 11th season giving concerts for the benefit of charities in mostly Calvert County. Our concerts have raised over $62,000 for charities in Calvert County. We are always interested in adding new singers to the chorus. There are no auditions required, just the love and enjoyment of singing 4-part (or more) music. The chorus meets about every two or three weeks, holidays excluded. Members are from Calvert County and surrounding counties. We do all types of music. We have done programs for Calvert County Lions Club, Calvert County Elks Lodge, America Legion Posts. We have sung at the Blue Crabs Baseball, Calvert County Fair, Festival of Trees, Calvert County Memorial Day, and Calvert County Veterans Day programs, nursing homes, retirement homes and numerous churches. For further information, please contact Larry Brown, Director Chesapeake Community Chorus, 301-855-7477 or email at

Friday, August 16
Annmarie After Hours: Small Works Exhibition and Sale Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, 6 to 9 p.m. Annmarie Garden will present Annmarie After Hours on Friday, August 16, 2013, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in celebration of the opening of the Small Works Exhibition & Sale. Start your weekend with an adult evening of great art and shopping, live music by Folk Salad Trio, and appetizers by Quality Street Catering. In the Gift Shop, guests can meet Ellynne Brice Davis and Joyce Judd, author and illustrator of Ellynnes Top Tomato Cookbook. Ellynne and Joyce will be signing copies of their book and featuring a couple of the recipes for sampling. Dont miss the August Annmarie After Hours where great art and great food come together for a relaxing and fun evening out! Reservations are not required; members are free; non-members pay $5.00 at the door. To learn more call 410-326-4640 or visit Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 7 to 9:45 p.m. 866-312-5596 /live-music.htm Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe.

Monday, August 19
Dyslexia Support Network Meeting Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 2341 Kingston Creek Road, California, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Parents and caregivers of students with dyslexia, both homeschooled and public schooled, join together to share information and resources about dyslexia. Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 people and often dyslexic students do not learn to read and write the same way as their peers and struggle at home and school. The Dyslexia Support Network of Southern Maryland supports parents and teachers. All are welcomed!

Saturday, August 17
Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Southern Bay Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See six beautiful lighthouses as you cruise aboard a private charter boat. Admission fee is $130; $120 for members. Registration required at least 5 business days in advance. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register. Participants will enjoy the southern route and visit Point No Point, Point Lookout and Smith Point lighthouses before stopping for lunch at The Bayside Inn on Smith Island. After taking in the local sites, the cruise will continue on to circle Solomons Lump and Hooper Island lighthouses. Cruisers will learn the history of the lighthouses from the museums expert, along with fascinating stories that make each light unique, from fires to ice floes to ravaging storms. Bring your sunscreen, camera, hat and rain jacket and prepare for a fun day. Space is limited and preregistration

Tuesday, August 20
Membership Meeting American Legion 206, Chesapeake Beach, 7 p.m. The auxiliary meeting begins at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend for a very important review of the upcoming years budget and rules. For information, call President Clarisse Choux at 443-964-5461 www.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Calvert Gazette

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Real Estate for Sale

2.8 secluded acres overlooking a pond. Hardwood floors. Fireplace in family room is great place to spend the holidays. The kitchen has many stainless upgrades and over looks the family room. Separate dining room and living room. Large master with a room that could be used for an office. Large detached 3 car garage/shop w/ 800+ sq ft overhead storage. Hot tub and large back deck. Price: $439,000. Call 240-561-2144.

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Large 2BDRM apartment with sep kitchen and living room area. 20mins from Waldorf and Lexington Park. Electric included with monthly rent. Pets are allowed, no yard access. Price: $1200. Call 301-399-0413 or email Prince Frederick, Maryland (Calvert County). Nice room in private home with 2 closets and storage area. Less than 1 mile to all shopping, and CSM. Public transportation across the street. Includes utilities, AC, WIFI, and cable. Available immediately. Call Rick 443968-4727. Rent: $600.00

Local Refuse Company is looking for a P/T Driver w/CDL class B for Roll-Off and rear load Trash Truck, must have a least 2 years experience. Some knowledge of heavy equipment good but not necessary. Must have own transportation. 301-855-3078. We are looking for a full time cashier/ receptionist to begin immediately! Seeking a very responsible, outgoing, self-motivated team player with great customer service skills! Experience is plus! We offer excellent benefits including health care, competitive salary (with experience), paid holidays/vacations and a fun work environment! If you are interested, please contact Turk at #301449-5900 or email your resume to turk@

Office Manager, 15 hours a week, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, ability to work independently, and high level of written and verbal communication skills. Send your resume to or to CCCY P.O. Box 138 St. Leonard, MD 20685
Carpenter needed for a local Home remodeling company. Must know all the aspects of home remodeling. Send resume to dipietricontractors@ or fax to (301)855-2584.

Real Estate Rentals

Rambler for Rent in Mechanicsville: Freshly painted clean home, country kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors. Non smoking home, no pets, no section 8 please. Please call Janette at (301) 884-3853. Rent: $1,250.

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Must be able to operate Loaders & Dozers. Also must be able to excavate a basement. Call 410-991-3864

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Thursday, August 15, 2013


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